Emotions were powerful as David Mzee of Switzerland, who has been paralyzed for years due to spinal cord injury, walked across a start line in Zug at today’s global Wings for Life World Run. And the excitement stayed high until, hours later, Ivan Motorin of Russia and his compatriot Nina Zarina claimed the men’s and women’s Global Championships with 64.37 km and 53.72 km respectively.
Mzee’s milestone moment was the top highlight of the sixth annual charity event where participants of all levels raise funds to find a cure for spinal cord injury. Running simultaneously, more than 120,000 registered runners and wheelchair participants covered 1,103,276 km in 323 locations across 72 countries.
Charlotte Karlsson and Andreas Lundegård were crowned Swedish winners at the organized app run in Hagaparken. More pictures from the race will be uploaded.